Mar 8, 2021 - News
Minnesota moves to tackle equity in COVID vaccine distribution

Minnesota is now releasing COVID-19 vaccination data by race and ethnicity — and there's work to be done to achieve equity in distribution.

Why it matters: While COVID-19 has sickened and killed people of color at higher rates than whites, early data shows members of many of those demographic groups aren't getting as much access to vaccinations.

Good news: The gap isn't as wide for those 65+, a top priority in the state's rollout.

  • Black seniors make up about 1.9% of vaccinated residents and 2.2% of the total population. But white seniors are still getting shots at higher rates.

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